How Can Maple Navarro, Downtown LA’s Top Leasing Agent, Help You to Secure Your Dream Loft?
Maple Navarro, one of the top leasing agents in Downtown LA can give you the edge that you need in securing the most desirable lofts in DTLA by helping you in the negotiations process, helping you to put together a competitive application and giving you a tour of DTLA’s best lofts and apartments!
1. NEGOTIATING YOUR MONTHLY RENT:
If you want to negotiate the price of the loft, you can offer to pay three months in advance. This can help the landlord see that you are serious about renting the unit and he may be more receptive to giving you a discount on the monthly rent.
You can also offer to do a longer lease, such as a two year lease. Often, this may also help you get a discount on the monthly rent.
2. PINPOINT THE AREA OF DTLA YOU WANT TO LIVE IN:
The rental process usually consists of pinpointing your neighborhood of Downtown LA that you want to live in. You can choose from the Historic Core, the Arts District, Little Tokyo, South Park and the Financial District and the Fashion District to name a few of the areas. Then, you will start your search and view the lofts in those areas.
The industrial lofts that I would recommend are the Grand Lofts, Flower Lofts, Toy Factory Lofts, Barker Block lofts phase 1 and 2 the Molino Street Lofts and the Biscuit Lofts. South Park has the Grand Lofts and the Flower Lofts. The Arts District has the Toy Factory Lofts, Barker Block Lofts, Molino Street Lofts and the Biscuit Lofts.
Many condo buildings have great amenities including heated pools, well equipped gyms with beautiful views, high end BBQ grills, clubhouses that you can rent for small parties, theatre rooms and sundecks with amazing views of LA. One of the best sundecks in Downtown LA is at the 1100 Wilshire building where you have a panoramic view of Los Angeles from the 17th floor, with views of the Hollywood sign, Griffith observatory and the Ritz Carlton and the Downtown LA skyline.
Another great sundeck is at the Evo building which has a view of the Staples Center and Ritz Carlton with amazing sunsets views. 8th and Hope has a 24 hour rooftop lounge and floor to ceiling windows in their lofts. Hanover is a luxurious new apartment building with a resort style pool and clubhouse. Just tell me, your agent, what you are looking for in terms of amenities and I can help you with that.
I email you a list of the lofts that are available with pictures, the square footage and monthly rent to help you pinpoint what type of rental you are looking for.
3. THE PROCESS:
The documents that you will need to apply are your credit score report, paycheck stubs or tax return statements, bank statements and the rental application. I email you a list of documents that that you will need to submit and this will help the landlord make an informed decision about who they will be renting to.
Usually, lofts in Downtown LA require at least a one month deposit and one month rent for the move in funds. They also have pet deposits ranging from $250-500 if the owner allows pets. After you decide you like a unit, you will apply for the unit and if you are accepted, I will email you the move in procedures for that building. Some buildings require a move in fee ranging from $100-$250. You will then review the lease agreement and then schedule your move in inspection. Many times the move in inspection is one day before the actual move in date or it can be on the move in date. You can choose when you want to do your move in inspection.
Move in funds are usually paid in cashier’s checks. Tenants can also then start picking their move in company and start preparing for their move! Most buildings require that you get a copy of the certificate of liability from the moving company and you would turn that in to the building’s HOA management company.
Now you can start thinking about how you are going to decorate your loft and how you are going to enjoy living an urban life in Downtown LA where all the action is!
Please call Maple Navarro at (310) 430-1949 to schedule viewings of the beautiful Downtown LA lofts and apartments! Let’s Find Your Dream Loft!
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